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SSB and university status celebrated

By Nathan Solheim

President Stephen Jordan joined the University community last week to celebrate the Student Success Building and MSU Denver's university status.
Members of the Metropolitan State University of Denver community gathered Sept. 5 to celebrate the institution’s new Student Success Building and its new status as a university.

“With these two milestones, MSU Denver has greater recognition physically, academically and within Denver and throughout Colorado,” MSU Denver President Stephen Jordan said during the SSB ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The Student Success Building—paid for in part by MSU Denver student fees—is a 145,000-square-foot structure on the north end of campus that houses many of the University’s programs to help students reach their college goals and serves as a one-stop shop for enrollment, registration, financial aid and other services.

The celebration also commemorated the name-change to Metropolitan State University of Denver, which supporters say more accurately reflects the school’s academic activity and urban location.

State Sen. Lucia Guzman and Rep. Crisanta Duran received MSU Denver’s 2012 Legislator of the Year award during the ceremony for their efforts in the legislature to help the University change its name.

After the celebration, attendees created a giant “U” for a photo to appear in the next Metro Magazine. Attendees also were given MSU Denver T-shirts and attended a festive barbeque.

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